An embryologist is a fertility specialist that helps to create viable embryos to either be used in IVF right away or to be frozen for later use. Embryologists are highly trained medical professionals responsible for the careful maintenance and management of the genetic material used in creating embryos, the collected sperm and eggs as well as monitoring those embryos as they develop.
Success in infertility treatment care hinges on successful collaboration between fertility and reproductive health doctors, nurses in the fertility center in Nepal, and the embryologists. You may not spend much face-to-face time with your embryologist team, but know that they are working hard in the lab to ensure the healthy development of your embryos.
In the process of infertility treatment in the fertility center in Nepal, for women, creating embryos through in vitro fertilization begins with controlled ovarian hyperstimulation. This process causes the ovaries to mature more than one egg so that multiple can be collected at once. During the egg retrieval procedure, the physician uses a needle to puncture the matured follicle and collect the fluid within. The embryologist then takes this fluid, examines it under a microscope, and identifies and separates any eggs contained within. For men, the process is simpler. A semen sample is collected and then sent to the embryologist for washing. Sperm washing is the process of removing all seminal fluid, which leaves only the most mobile and healthy sperm.
Once the eggs are collected and the sperm is washed and prepared, the embryologist gets to work. They will combine the sperm and eggs to hopefully create a number of embryos. They will then carefully monitor the development of those embryos. In some cases, the embryologist will use intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) – a more intensive IVF process that involves injecting a single healthy sperm cell into each mature egg to increase the chances of fertilization.